Mauricio Pochettino comments on Dele Alli's controversial Europa League incident

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Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham teenager Dele Alli still has to learn a lot.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told BT Sport that midfielder Dele Alli must learn after an off-the-ball incident against Fiorentina on Thursday.

Spurs travelled to Italy for the first leg of their Europa League clash with Fiorentina on Thursday, and came away with a respectable 1-1 draw, as Nacer Chadli's penalty was cancelled out by a Federico Bernardeschi equaliser.

Tottenham will now be hoping to get the job done in the second leg at White Hart Lane, but one player somewhat lucky to be available for that game is Dele Alli.

The teenage midfielder has taken the Premier League by storm this season with seven goals and six assists to his name, but many have commented on his mean streak, which has been seen on a number of occasions.

Alli has some edge to his game, and he received criticism for throwing the ball at Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt during a 4-1 victory for Spurs last month, and he was at it again on Thursday.

This time, Alli became entangled with Fiorentina defender Nenad Tomovic, and appeared to kick the Serbian - receiving a booking in the process, which could have easily been a red on another day.

Now, manager Mauricio Pochettino has told BT Sport that he didn't see the incident, but know he must look to teach Alli about his aggression, stating that the youngster still has a lot to learn.

"We need to look at the video and try to teach him," said Pochettino. "He is a young player and he has a lot to learn about elite football. It is his first season in the Premier League at Tottenham."

"He came from League One, he needs to learn a lot, still learn. But I didn't see (the incident). Some people say 'yes', say 'no', so I don't know," he added.

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